Optus has commenced its rollout of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) services across its 4G Plus mobile network in Australia’s major capital cities, with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to be the first devices available with the service.Optus states that plans are underway to include more devices, with postpaid consumer and small-and-medium-sized business customers in the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra CBD metro areas to be among the first to see the rollout of VoLTE.
Whereas previously only data services were offered via 4G, VoLTE will allow customers to make and receive calls over the 4G network.
“VoLTE provides customers a number of benefits, including high-definition-quality voice calls, faster call connections, and the ability for customers to multi-task on their device while browsing and making a call over a 4G connection,” Dennis Wong, Optus Networks acting managing director, commented.
“We’ve been testing and tweaking VoLTE for the best customer experience and we’re excited Optus customers will start to see the benefits of this technology on our 4G Plus network.”
Wong stated that “Optus will continue to add capability to other devices”, and is focused on expanding its “VoLTE footprint to further locations, particularly in regional Australia”.